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take on the losing strategy. >>> senator saxby chambliss of georgia is a lame duck. tonight we look at his flawed legacy. >>> and more on the fallout from the pbs documentary "the untouchables." why isn't wall street on trial? mike papantonio, head of the national trial lawyers association is here to explain. good to have you with us folks, thanks for watching. the fight is on. the attempt to steal the next presidential election by stealing the electoral college are facing resistance, and the resistance is working. earlier today rnc chairman reince priebus was rewarded for his failures of the 2012 election by being reelected as head of the republican party. good news. priebus told republicans to start looking at a broader electoral map. >> it's time to stop looking at elections through the lenses of battleground states. we have four years until the next presidential election. and being a blue state is not a permanent diagnosis. >> reince priebus is on record saying the votes to favor republicans is something fully controlled red states ought to be looking at. he is talking about sta
announced they will not seek reelection next year's midterm. saxby chambliss of georgia is stepping down rather than potentially face a primary challenge from the party to party wing. chambliss has faced criticism from afar republicans for working with democrats on a bipartisan debt as a plan. from across the aisle, democratic senator tom harkin of iowa has announced his retirement after five terms in office. he served in washington for 40 years, previously as a member of congress. president obama has tapped longtime aide dennis mckenna to become his new white house chief of staff. obama made the announcement friday. >> he has been one of my closest and most trusted advisers, president to campaign, on my transition team. he has been an indispensable member of my national security team as well. dennis has played a key role in every major national security decision in my presidency. it from ending the war in iraq to winding down the war in afghanistan, from our response to natural disasters around the world like haiti and the tsunami in japan to the repeal of don't ask, don't tell, the cal
chambliss may have faced a primary challenge. you also can't overlook the effects of age. both rockefeller and harkin are over 70 years old. chambliss would be over 70 by the time of the 2014 election. >> is there the potential for a fundamental change in ideology in both houses? >> reporter: not a fundamental change in ideology, but you do see the senate becoming somewhat fresher. already 60 out of a hundred senators came, when barack obama came in 2005 or later, and fresh members of the senate are more impatient with the dysfunction of the place. we saw some of the effects this past week with the agreement among republicans and democrats to slightly streamline filibuster procedures. >> all right. john harwood, good to have you on with us tonight. thanks. >>> as secretary of state hillary clinton prepares to step down in coming days, she sat down alongside president obama for an interview that will air tomorrow on "60 minutes." four years ago or so they were rivals for the democratic presidential nomination and then she became a key member of his inner circle. the president and secretary
, tell me something i don't know. >> sacks by chambliss retiring. -- saxby chambliss retiring. his best friend in the house, we see these old guards. this will be john boehner last -- >> why are they quitting? >> they are frustrated. they're frustrated at where their party is headed and they can't win over the conservatives and they're frustrated that they can't work with the president. they're caught in a vise. and legislative conservatives. they're not moderates. these guys are not moderates and they get punished for legislating. that's why not sacks by -- why saxby -- why john boner is leaving. -- john boehner is leaving. >> not much will happen with immigration. the -- chris: are you prodding them? i think it is a democratic issue that helps them. >> another democratic issue is guns. and how to proceed. and one of the things that they're looking at is to try to have a piece on trafficking. to do a law enforcement piece. it's not about a right to have a gun on anything like that. it's about people who misuse them. so that's one of the ways they're going to try to get something done m
chambliss. i was surprised by that one. >> i was surprised. hints for that for a while, too. we had a whole -- he's in the same place a lot of these veteran senators are. like lindsey graham. a lot of uncertainty about him. tea party angst about him. a little too moderate in their minds. >> pete? >> saxby chambliss may have seen what happened in indiana and said is it worth -- he claims he would have won and beaten any primary challenger. he sound like a lot of what i call legislative conservatives in this town. frustrated both in his statement, took a shot at the president, but also took a shot at congress. >> there's a lot of frustration. i'm disappointed that herman cain's not going to run for the seat. that would have been entertaining for all involved. but with iowa, harkharken, it's great opportunity for republicans. it's been a good 72 hours for us politically speaking. >> we'll see on that front. maria, watching tom harkin, i've had some democrats argue to me, bruce brayly is the democratic nominee. might be a better candidate for them in this environment that they expect to be runn
is quitting. republican senator saxby chambliss of georgia is retiring. chambliss announced he won't run for a third term when he's up for re-election a third year. he has been criticized by conservatives for leaving the gang of six in an attempt to broker a deficit deal. it was widely expected he'd face a primary challenge on his right flank. among the conservatives considering a senate run is congressman paul broun. just this week he said president obama is upholding the soviet constitution. the right is leaning right again, and we're losing people. we're better off with people like saxby chambliss who are trying to be reasonable. we'll be right back. i wanted to call on a few people. ashley, ashley marshall... here. since we're often all on the move, ashley suggested we use fedex office to hold packages for us. great job. [ applause ] thank you. and on a protocol note, i'd like to talk to tim hill about his tendency to use all caps in emails. [ shouting ] oh i'm sorry guys. ah sometimes the caps lock gets stuck on my keyboard. hey do you wanna get a drink later? [ male announcer ] hol
be yours. ♪ >>> man named saxby chambliss announced that he is retiring today. as a u.s. senator, he is up for reelection in 2014, but he is not going to run. he was about to get primaried, challenged from the right from within his own party. he doesn't say this is why he is quitting, but now he is quitting rather than face that challenge. now that he is quitting, who is going to be the republican nominee for that senate seat in 2014? >> they asked me who is the president of ubek-beki-beki stan stan, i'm going to say i don't know. do you know? herman cain has run before. but even though everybody is asking him, he is not going to run for saxby chambliss's seat. the other names that immediately floated to the top were this guy. >> all this stuff i was taught about evolution, emberiology, big bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of held. >> congressman paul broun. he is on the house science committee, state from the pit of hell. he also says he does not know if obama is a u.s. citizen. also on the short list for the seat is this guy, congressman phil gingrey, who says todd aki
this comes a day after georgia republican senator saxby chambliss announced he won't seek re-election in 2014 as well. senator carton is a democrat from maryland. he also sits on the senate foreign relations committee. he joins me now. i want to get your reaction to both of those statements. it was chambliss who said the charged nature of d.c. these days, it's just so poe lliticiz. he cited that for a reason not to seek re-election. >> t.j. first it's good to be with you. in regards to senator hark in, he has been the champion for our children, champion for our seniors, champion with those with disabilities. he will be deeply missed. i can tell you in the democratic caucus and deeply missed in the united states snas. senator chambliss has been one of those who's reached across party line to come up with ways that we can deal with our fiscal issues. i know both will still be in the senate for the next two years. but both valuable members of the united states senate. so i think the news was not surprising because we knew these days would be coming. but these are two individuals who have contrib
chambliss has decided he will not -- he will resign rather than face a challenge from a tea partier. and let me be very clear here. saxby chambliss, senator from georgia, is very conservative, but what was his sin? he actually worked with the gang of six to try to come up with a grand bargain to reduce the deficit. he wanted to actually compromise with democrats, and for the rush limbaugh wing of the republican party, that is a big no no. so they have been gunning for saxby for about two years now, and he said never mind. >> i am so shocked at party politics some days. look, corker in tennessee ran a rotten -- i thought a racist campaign against gerald ford. and running the way saxby chambliss ran against mx clinton, a war hero, i guy who had been maimed in the war, was horrible and yet i give them forgiveness in both have ended up being people who tried to work as legitimate congress people and senators -- >> trite to get something done. >> they did try to get something done and i give them credit for the way they ended if not the way they started. in fact, corker is still in the business b
-demonstration there. republican senator saxby chambliss of georgia will not run for a third term in 2014. in a statement today, chambliss said, "this is about frustration." he said he's unhappy with president obama's direction and tired of partisan gridlock. chambliss had angered tea party forces when he supported tax increases as part of a plan to tame the federal deficit. wall street closed the week with another rally. the dow jones industrial average gained 70 points to close near 13,896. the nasdaq rose 19 points to close at 3,149. the s&p 500 finished above 1,500 for the first time since 2007. for the week, the dow gained nearly 2%; the nasdaq rose half a percent. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to jeff. >> brown: we turn to israel, where prime minister benjamin netanyahu is working to build his coalition after tuesday's election. the contest saw a surprisingly strong showing from a centrist party led by a former television personality. margaret warner is in jerusalem. i spoke with her a short time ago. >> so margaret, a few days after the election what kind of
, another one is quitting. republican senator saxby chambliss of georgia is retiring. chambliss announced we won't run for a third term when he's up for re-election a third year. he has been criticized by conservatives for leaving the gang of six in an attempt to broker a deficit deal. it was widely expected he'd face a primary challenge on his right flank. among the conservatives considering a senate roun a congressman paul broun. just this week he said proek a upholding the soviet constitution. the right is leaning right again and we're losing people. we're betting off with 350e78 who are saxby chambliss who are trying to be reasonable. we'll be right back. campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. but, dad, you've got... [ voice of dennis ] allstate. with accident forgiveness, they guarantee your rates won't go up just because of an accident. smart kid. [ voice of dennis ] indeed. are you in good hands? >>> welcome back to "hardball." you can s
. and this is "hardball," the place for politics. >>> well, another one is quitting. republican senator saxby chambliss of georgia is retiring. chambliss announced he won't run for a third term when he's up for re-election a third year. he has been criticized by conservatives for leaving the gang of six in an attempt to broker a deficit deal. it was widely expected he'd face a primary challenge on his right flank. among the conservatives considering a senate run is congressman paul broun. just this week he said president obama is upholding the soviet constitution. the right is leaning right again, and we're losing people. we're better off with people like saxby chambliss who are trying to be reasonable. we'll be right back. >>> welcome back to "hardball." you can see the snow behind me here at the white house is like one of those things you turn upside down. how about conspiracy theories? it turns out it depends on your party affiliation whether you believe in them. you're probably not surprised to hear more republicans than democrats are birthers, but a new poll shows nearly two-thirds of republicans,
powerful senator to announce his retirement. long time republican senator chambliss will not seek a third term . jay rockefeller of west virginia announced he is finished after five terms. five-terps in the senate and harkin is the junior senator from iowa. republican chuck grassley outranks him having held the seat since 1980. >> fox extreme weather alert. millions of americans in states with dangerously cold temperatures. they have been in the freeze zone for days now. look at the colors there. purple and pink and a little bit of light pink where it is extreme. arctic air stretching from the midwest to the northeast. people are trying to stay warm and safe now on the heels of the frigid air . a winter storm system working its way in the midwest and bringing sleet and snow . problem for travel as you know . winter weather already causing problems this weekend. drivers in north carolina have a lot to deal with right now. >> they are in front of us. >> it is bumper to bumper. >> no is one thing and ice you can't drive in it at all. >> difficult to negotiate on ice. >> on the avenue of amer
senator saxby chambliss in 2013? >> that's all too premature at this point. >> you're not ruling it out. >> and making certain that we move forward from an economic standpoint in this country, put real solutions on the table, allow the american people to see the contrast between real solutions in the house and the senate. >> why aren't you immediately ruling it out? >> uh, why would i rule that out at this point? it's not -- it's not pertinent for the question of the day. >> but it's something you are open to, if you're drafted or something like that? >> look, i'm a physician. i spent 20 years taking care of patients. i never dreamed about going into politics. if opportunity knocks, then you have to open the door. >> do you think senator chambliss is conservative enough to represent the state of georgia? >> i think the two senators from the state of georgia have done a very good job representing the state of georgia. >> all right. i will have to leave it there. congressman tom price, vice chairman of the budget committee there, part of the republican leadership when it comes to these bu
what it means for the president and the white house. >>> plus, georgia republican senator chambliss announced his re retirement and republicans say it's one of the best pickup opportunities for the cycle. and you can always join our conversation on twitter. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. [ female announcer ] some people like to pretend a flood could never happen to them. and that their homeowners insurance protects them. [ thunder crashes ] it doesn't. stop pretending. only flood insurance covers floods. ♪ visit floodsmart.gov/pretend to learn your risk. she was a picky eater. well now i'm her dietitian and last year, she wasn't eating so well. so i recommended boost complete nutritional drink to help her get the nutrition she was missing. and now she drinks it e
olympia snowe gone. georgia senator saxby chambliss announcing he would not run again. chambliss was facing a heated primary challenge by conservatives in his party. that probably fed into his decision there. and recently we've seen very conservative republican candidates win the primaries. i was mentioning earlier. but not being able to go forward. who's going to take up that space for the moderate republicans? >> well, it's hard. because as you mentioned a lot of them are gone or they're halfway out the door. i would look to someone like senator bob corker, for example. we saw during the clinton testimony last time he just took his ranking position on senate foreign relations committee. he didn't pound clinton as hard as some of his colleagues in the senate. i think democrats will probably look to him if they want to strike some kind of deal in the near future. and lamar alexander as well. he has a little bit more of a tradition of working across the aisle with democrats. although i will note he is up for re-election in 2014. so maybe not in the next two years. but maybe after
with no classroom time required. >>> a senator says enough. hear what saxby chambliss says showed congress at its worst and led to his decision to quit. . a young doctor brutally murdered and set on fire in her own home. the suspect, an exterminator she called to deal with mice in her basement. philadelphia police say that melissa ketunuti, her hands and feet were bound behind her back before her body was set on fire on monday. our philadelphia affiliate kyw reports the victim's friends and colleagues understandably are in shock. >> reporter: a show of support and solidarity for a life lost too soon and suddenly. >> just so much love and support that i've always felt at every stage, at every -- every moment i've been at shop and that's what you're showing here right now. >> reporter: dozens of friends and colleagues of dr. melissa ketunuti first gathered outside the children's hospital of philadelphia, then they marched over to the 35-year-old's home in center city. neighbor julia bringhurst did not know the victim personally but felt compelled to pay her respects. >> just to kind of take a momen
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